- Roku's VP of Consumer Products, Tim Twerdahl, sat down with Contentinople to talk about why Roku's $99 set-top box will succeed where others have failed, and how the company plans to become "the Hulu of TV."
- CBS's Last.fm launched the Personalized Visual Music player, which has prominent ads from sponsors running adjacent to the video window, just a day after CBS announced its move to combine all of its music-related assets into the new CBS Interactive Music Group.
- According to Disney CEO Robert Iger, Disney decided to join Hulu because it was already positioned as a destination site for long-form video, whereas YouTube is still struggling to develop this positioning. But the biggest factor in the decision, Iger said, was the opportunity to take a stake in Hulu.
- Meanwhile it was also announced that Iger is the highest-paid CEO in the media biz with a package totaling $51.1 million, according to the Associated Press's annual calculation of the highest-paid CEOs in America. All this despite Disney's 46 percent drop in profit for the second quarter of 2009.
— The Staff, Contentinople